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Information Studies Colloquium

The Information Studies Colloquium provides a forum for intellectual exchange and professional networking. All events are free and open to interested members of the community unless otherwise noted.

COLLOQUIA 2020-2021

“An Archival Cure: Remedy, Care, and Curation of HIV-Positive Artists’ Records with the Visual AIDS Archive Project”

October 29, 2020

Marika Cifor, Assistant Professor; Information School, University of Washington.

Talk co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for the Study of Women

“Process Research: An Alternative Perspective in Information Studies"

November 19, 2020

Liang Xinkun, Assistant Professor; Peking University

“The Art of Deleting: On Poetry and Erasure”

December 3, 2020

Álvaro Seiça; Emerging Breslauer Scholar, Visiting Researcher; Information Studies, UCLA

“Homegoing: The Technology of Living Data and Black Public Mourning in the Age of COVID-19”

December 10, 2020

Kim Gallon, Digital Humanities Speaker, Associate Professor; College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University

“The Internet of Tomorrow”

January 7, 2021

Ramesh Srinivasan, Professor; Information Studies & Design Media Arts, UCLA

“Development of Meta-synthetic Methodology and Its Implications”

January 14, 2021

Xiaomi An, Distinguished Professor; School of Information Resource Management, Renmin University of China 

“Imagining Records Creation: Provenancial Fabulation in Archives of Feminist Materials”

January 21, 2021

Jessica Lapp, Postdoctoral Fellow; Faculty of Information, University of Toronto 

“The Pink Room and Other Archive Stories”

January 28, 2021

Jennifer Douglas; Kenneth Karmiole Lecture in Archival Studies, Assistant Professor; iSchool, University of British Columbia

“Connecting the Dots: Data Narratives of Migration”

February 4, 2021

Roopika Risam; Digital Humanities Speaker, Associate Professor; English Department, Salem State University 

“Seeing Like a Supply Chain”

February 11, 2021

Miriam Posner, Assistant Professor; Information Studies, UCLA

“From Civic Data Sets to Civic Data Settings”

February 18, 2021

Yanni Loukissas, Associate Professor of Digital Media; School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Institute of Technology 

“Archival Access: Disabled Archival Users and The Affects of In/Accessibility”

March 4, 2021

Gracen Brilmyer, Assistant Professor; School of Information Studies, McGill University 

“What We Think When We Think About Infrastructure”

March 11, 2021

Gregory Leazer, Associate Professor; Information Studies, UCLA

"Change Management During Times of Change: Administering Mission at Foundational and Sustainable Levels”

April 1, 2021

Athena Jackson; Breslauer Scholar, Director; Library Special Collections, UCLA Library

“Alphabet Myth-information: Cultural Biases and Knowledge Technologies”

April 8, 2021

Johanna Drucker, Bernard and Martin Breslauer Professor of Bibliography, Distinguished Professor; Information Studies, UCLA  

“Weaponized Documentation and Recordkeeping Practices: Are Refugee Rights in Records the Answer?”

April 15, 2021

Anne Gilliland, Associate Dean and Professor; Information Studies, UCLA

“Pandemic Open Science, Changing Paradigms & New Governance Interventions"

April 22, 2021

Irene Pasquetto; Center for Knowledge Infrastructures Speaker, Assistant Professor of Information; School of Information, University of Michigan


April 29, 2021

Sandra Littletree, Assistant Teaching Professor; Information School, University of Washington

“Urgent Archives: Enacting Liberatory Memory Work”

May 6, 2021

Michelle Caswell, Associate Professor; Information Studies, UCLA

“Power, Positionality, and Institutional Representation”

May 13, 2021

Robert Montoya, Assistant Professor; Information Studies, UCLA

Past Colloquia Series


The Kenneth Karmiole Lecture Series in Archival Studies:

The Kenneth Karmiole Lecture is made possible by a generous gift from Information Studies alumnus Kenneth Karmiole. The Karmiole Lecture Fund provides departmental support to bring speakers to campus for greater national and international visibility of the Archival Studies program within UCLA’s School of Education & Information Studies.

January 16, 2020 – András Riedlmayer, Bibliographer in Islamic Art and Architecture, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts Library, “Destroying and Preserving Cultural Memory in Time of War: Archives and Libraries in the Balkan Wars of the 1990s”

The Francis Clarke Sayers Lecture Series:

This annual lecture series honors Frances Clarke Sayers (1897-1989), distinguished children’s librarian, inspiring master teacher, author, storyteller, and member of the UCLA Department of Library and Information Science faculty from 1960-1989.

February 9, 2020 – Grace Lin, a NY Times bestselling author/ illustrator.